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2012 VIFF Award Winners

IT'S A WRAP! The Vancouver International Film Festival is over for another year. 380 films from 75 countries were presented at 600+ screenings over 15 days. A BIG thanks goes out to all of our fantastic volunteers, sponsors, staff and most of all, our enthusiastic audiences & participating filmmakers. Juried Awards The Canadian Images jury announced two awards. The jury included popular Vancouver actor Jay Brazeau, Montreal filmmaker Anne Émond and Colombian–American med...

Jury Press Conference at 53rd TIFF

                              -OFFICIAL 53rd TIFF PRESS RELEASE-   JURY PRESS CONFERENCE A Press Conference was given by the International Competition Jury of the 53rd Thessaloniki International Film Festival on Sunday, November 4, 2012 at Warehouse C, in the presence of Dimitri Eipides, Director of the Festival. This year’s Jury is comprised of: Thomas Elsaesser, President (Professor Emerit...

Rio International Film Festival 2012 Awards

HIGH TENSIONS AS FESTIVAL DO RIO AWARDS 2012 PREMIERE BRAZIL PRIZES   The Rio Film Festival, which has been running in the city these past two weeks, came to an end tonight, Thursday October 11, and at a glittering closing ceremony at Rio’s Cine Odeon BR presented its “Redentor” awards given to the best filmmaking and acting achievements of its Premiere Brazil competitive section.   Premiere Brazil, the centre-strand of the festival, focuses specifically on n...

14 nominations for European Film Awards for best shorts

                LIST OF NOMINATED SHORTS FILMS COMPLETE: 14 NOMINATIONS  With this year’s final nomination having been announced at the International Short Film Festival in Drama (Greece), the list of nominated short films is now complete. The short film initiative is organised by the European Film Academy in co-operation with a series of film festivals throughout Europe. At each of these festivals, an independent jury presents one o...

The awards at Cinema City International Film Festival

The Cinema City International Film Festival closed June 23 with an award ceremony and a great party (faboulous DJ). The closing ceremony was held at the Serbian National Theatre, Pera Dobrinović hall. During the last eight days, the Festival has presented 100 films in four competition and four review selections, most of those being Serbian premieres. Locations of the Festival – the Serbian National Theatre, open-air cinema Katolička porta, Arena Cineplex, the Cultural...

European Film Elite in Novi Sad

Cinema City Festival will gather some of the most significant European names from the world of film. They will transfer valuable knowledge, experiences and contacts to young filmmakers, but also to those already considered to be successful professionals. For the first time our country will be the host to board members of the prestigious European Film Academy, the most significant film institution in Europe. Numerous directors and producers, such as Nik Powell, co-founder of Virgin Record...

NEWSLETTER N° 510: May 23, 2011: Cannes wrap up dailies and Awards‏

7 .............                                                                                                                                                          NEWSLETTER N° 510: May 23, 2011 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly    Contact the Editor to Advertise with us  This weekly newsletter reaches 111 952 film professionals....

Cinefondation Awards Prizes

  Doroteya Droumeva's German short Der Brief / The Letter, about a pregnant woman's mysterious letter, was chosen as the winner at the 2011Cannes Film Festival's Cinéfondation Awards during a ceremony held at the Buñuel Theatre.The Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury — Julie Gayet, Jessica Hausner, Corneliu Porumboiu, João Pedro Rodrigues and President Michel Gondry — awarded the runner-up prize to Kamal Lazraq's Drari (France). The third prize went to Son Tae-gyum's Fl...

Cinéfondation Prizes 2011 awarded today by Michel Gondry and his Jury

Cinéfondation Prizes 2011 awarded today by Michel Gondry and his Jury The Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury (Julie Gayet, Jessica Hausner, Corneliu Porumboiu, João Pedro Rodrigues and President Michel Gondry) has awarded the Cinéfondation Prizes during a ceremony in Buñuel Theatre before the screening of the winning films. Sixteen student films coming from Asia, America and Europe composed this year’s program. They have been selected out of 1,600 entries. First Prize...

Rio de Janerio International Film Festival announces 2009 Line Up

FESTIVAL DO RIO 2009 : 24 September to 8 October, 2009 Across 15 days, commencing September 24, the city of Rio de Janeiro once again becomes the official capital of cinema. Festival do Rio, the Rio de Janeiro Film Festival, will present more than 300 films from more than 60 countries, shown in around 40 locations, distributed between cinemas and sites around Rio.  This year's programme will include for the first time public events staged in 10 of the city's squares. Festival do...

Un Certain Regard: "To Die like a Man" by João Pedro Rodrigues

To Die Like a Man by João Pedro Rodrigues, today's Certain Regard offering, finds Tonia, a veteran Lisbon drag queen, at a turning point. She's aging, and her star status is threatened by a new generation of performers, who think she should retire; a son she abandoned is trying to get in touch with her, and her young boyfriend Rosário wishes she would finally undergo a real sex-change operation. Every decision she makes will be crucial. "To Die Like a Man is ...

Programme: Friday May 22th

COMPETITION  - Grand Théâtre Lumière 11:30 am et 10:30 pm : THE TIME THAT REMAINS by Elia Suleiman – 1h49 2:30 pm : ENTER THE VOID by Gaspar Noé – 2h30 UN CERTAIN REGARD - Salle Debussy 11:00 am  et 5:00 pm: THE SILENT ARMY by Jean Van de Velde – 1h32 2:00 pm et 10:00 pm : MORRER COMO UM HOMEN (To die like a man) by João Pedro Rodrigues – 2h13 SPECIAL SCREENING 5:15 pm : PETITION by Zhao Liang – 2h04 (Salle du Soixantième) 8:30 pm: PORTRAIT DE GROUP...

Cannes 2009 Films

In competition: SpringFever by Lou Ye Fish Tank by Andrea Arnold Bright Star by Jane Campion-- Trailer Bright Star Thirst by Park Chan Wook -- Trailer Thirst A prophet by Jaques Audiard Taking Woodstock by Ang Lee Vengeance by Johnny To -- Trailer Vengeance Kinatay by Brillante Mendoza Looking for Eric by Ken Loach -- Trailer Looking for Eric Antechrist by Lars Von Trier Broken Embraces by Almodóvar Vincere by Marco Bellochio -- Trailer Vincere Inglourious Basterds by Quent...

Cannes 2009: Selection of the Cinefondation

CINÉFONDATION Giulia Barbera, Gianluca Lo Presti - IL NATURALISTA - 6’ Federico Parodi and Michele Tozzi Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, Italy Dominique Baumard  - LE CONTRETEMPS - 39’ La fémis, France Dorte Bengtson - SYLFIDDEN  - 8’ Den Danske Filmskole, Denmark Noamir Castéra -  #1  - 4’ ENSAV La Cambre, Belgium Daniel Day  - GUTTER - 17’ New York University, USA Hugo Frassetto - TRAVERSER  - 5’ La Poudrière, France Jo...


In 2005, the Festival de Cannes created the Atelier de la Cinéfondation, a programme which aims to help young filmmakers bring their film project to fruition.For its third edition, the Atelier de la Cinéfondation has selected 15 directorial projects from 15 different countries. The talent of these filmmakers has stood out at international film events, and they will attend the next Festival in order to finalise the financing of their respective films.In the spirit of the Festival de Cannes, thi...

Vancouver ready with heavy line up

24th Annual VIFF Announces Full Line-Up of Films and Events Vancouver, BC (September 7, 2005) – The 24rd Vancouver International Film Festival announced today that it will show 329 films, including 230 feature and mid-length films, at more than 500 screenings. The slate includes 8 World Premieres, 22 International Premieres, 38 North American Premieres, 59 Canadian Premieres and 10 English-Canadian Premieres. The Festival will open on September 29 with a Gala screening of Deepa Mehta’s WATER...

EFP at the Pusan International Film Festival

European Film Promotion brings a strong delegation to Pusan Celebrating the 10th edition of Asia’s leading Film Festival: Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF, 6 – 14 October 2005)With a delegation of 30 European actors, directors and producers from 13 different countries European Film Promotion (EFP) will be in South Korea in October to celebrate the 10th edition of the Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF, 6 – 14 October 2005). This diverse and talented group of young, up-and-comi...